Eggs, Chickpea and Vegetable Stew

I celebrated Save-the-Vegetables Day today. This day actually repeats at least two times a month in my home. It is the pain only someone who is also obsessed with grocery shopping and easily tempted by the sights of fresh greens can empathize. Sometimes, I blame refrigerators and how much it has contributed towards us overbuying... Continue Reading →

Burmese Beef Stew

Certain recipes are worth keeping old school and unchanged for generations. Like this humble and timeless Burmese beef stew recipe that hugs and comforts you just by the thought of knowing that you made it the very same way our mothers were taught by their mothers. The cooking usually takes 2-3 hours, depending on the... Continue Reading →

Burmese Tamarind Sauce

We, Burmese people, love and enjoy making fritters and salads out of everything, from all kinds of meat and vegetables to fruits and even flowers. It is strongly backed by our confidence that we have few killer sauce recipes to dip and dress things up in. These sauces can help anything they are paired with,... Continue Reading →

Burmese Lentil Soup

This week could be the final freezing cold front before the spring swings in. So, I am doing some major slurping on a good old-fashioned Burmese lentil soup, a chunky protein-packed soup with a pleasant chew from the bean threads. This particular soup is always served on the side and rarely gets the limelight that... Continue Reading →

Burmese Thick Rice Noodle Salad

I am going to take you to the central dry region of Burma, which is the home to premium quality nuts, peas and beans, with this thick rice noodle salad called Nan Gyi Thoke. It features some top-notch produces like toasted chickpea powder and peanut oil, drawing the best flavors out of each other as... Continue Reading →

Burmese Husband-and-Wife Snack

I recently got this takoyaki pan-like cast iron griddle which is perfect to make a Burmese street treat called Mont Lin Mayar at home. The name literally translates to "husband-and-wife snack” and this fascinating name roots from the way they are assembled. Individual pieces are first made in separate molds then two pieces are put... Continue Reading →

Tangy Egg Curry

Happy New Year everyone! Wish you all are having an eggcellent start of 2019. If you are also trying to recover from those lavish feasts during your holiday splurge, this light and tangy egg curry has all the right answers! It comforts you, warms you from within, makes you worry less about overindulging and feeds... Continue Reading →

Golden Potato and Pork Rings

This Christmas, I have collaborated with twelve fellow homechefs and food bloggers from around the world in a cook-together challenge, inspired by the presents from the carol “12 days of Christmas”. Each of us creates ideas in the realm of food recipes for 12 days as we count down to Christmas. Corresponding to "my true... Continue Reading →

Braised Eggplant with Dried Shrimps

Like many, I despised eggplants as a kid but approach them with much love as a grownup. My tastebuds now go crazy for its buttery and luscious texture which I once thought was just mushy and tongue-itching. I am thankful that I changed. Not all eggplants are grilled or fried. These are braised till fork-tender... Continue Reading →

Burmese Shrimp and Avocado Salad

On the side of the world I grew up in, avocado is a fruit strictly for smoothies and ice cream, smothered in evaporated milk or condensed milk. Then a guacamole came into my life, enlightening me that avocados can be much more than a sweet-creamy fare. While I still love them in my desserts, I... Continue Reading →

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